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Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says

Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says

The Directorate General for Religious Affairs has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food

Comment(s) 3/11/2014

Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests -- the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year.

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Greek Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops meet in Istanbul

Greek Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops meet in Istanbul

Greek Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops have gathered in Istanbul for a three-day meeting, upon the invitation of Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew

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Vatican Library will digitize its archives

Vatican Library will digitize its archives

Working with a Japanese technology group, the Vatican Library is set to digitally archive about 1.5 million pages from the library’s collection

Comment(s) 3/25/2014

World churches get a door to the world from Hatay

World churches get a door to the world from Hatay

Churches in the world are increasingly being adorned with doors made by an artisan in the southern province of Hatay, an early center of Christianity

Comment(s) 2/25/2014

Woman may divorce man in jail:  Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate

Woman may divorce man in jail: Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate

It is religiously permissible for a woman whose husband is sentenced to one or more years in prison to apply for a divorce

Comment(s) 3/25/2014

Pope creates new Vatican finance ministry

Pope creates new Vatican finance ministry

Pope Francis on Monday created a new finance ministry to oversee the Holy See's economic affairs

Comment(s) 2/24/2014

Turkey's religious body head visits Yemen

Turkey's religious body head visits Yemen

Religious Affairs Directorate Head Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez is traveling to San’a, the capital of Yemen, for an official visit.

Comment(s) 3/20/2014

Pope says Internet 'gift from God'

Pope says Internet 'gift from God'

'The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God,' the Argentine pontiff said

Comment(s) 1/23/2014

Vatican, Anglicans, Muslims unite to fight slavery

Vatican, Anglicans, Muslims unite to fight slavery

Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims came together Monday to fight slavery with the launch of a global network to tackle human trafficking, forced prostitution and child labour.

Comment(s) 3/18/2014

Anglican Archbishop meets Batholomew in Istanbul visit

Anglican Archbishop meets Batholomew in Istanbul visit

Head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby met with Fener Orthodox Greek Patriarchate Bartholomew in Istanbul

Comment(s) 1/14/2014

Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd

Pope marks first year far from Rome's madding crowd

Pope Francis on Thursday marked the first anniversary of his election in prayer and quiet contemplation of the meaning of Lent, far from the adoring crowds and controversies of Rome.

Comment(s) 3/13/2014

Vatican urges Syria ceasefire ahead of Kerry visit

Vatican urges Syria ceasefire ahead of Kerry visit

The Vatican called for an unconditional ceasefire in Syria and the involvement of all regional players including Iran in peace talks next week, ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday.

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